Recover lost attachments on Outlook
We make use of attachments when we need to add something to the email other than just the message. Like most email clients Microsoft Outlook too provides the facility of attaching files to the emails that are sent. Though Outlook does not limit the size of the attachment, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) could impose a restriction on the size of the attachment. However, there is no limitation with respect to the type of file that can be attached. The user can attach various types of files ranging from documents in different formats to media files in various formats except for certain files which Outlook blocks, since they are considered as unsafe.
There are however some scenarios in which the user receives the email but the attachments are either missing or have become corrupted and the data in them inaccessible. There might also be instances when the whole pst file has got corrupted, thereby resulting in loss of emails and attachments. The user might also edit the attachment that he receives without downloading them, and later find that the changes are not visible in the attachment that was edited. Here, in order to recover lost attachments, their is need of software to fix corrupted Outlook PST.
This loss of attachments might be due to various reasons like large attachment file size, corrupted attachment or attachments getting blocked by the Anti-virus software that has been installed on your PC or by a Spam filter. Loss of attachments in any of these forms could prove to be costly, especially if the data involved is important and confidential. In such cases it is always better to make use of a good Outlook repair tool. Fix PST file Outlook lets you repair corrupted pst files, and lets you recover lost/deleted attachments from Outlook. This pst repair tool also lets you recover other Outlook data like folders, journals, contacts etc, with ease.
You can follow the steps given below to recover lost attachments on Outlook,
Step 1: Start the Recover Outlook PST application, either by double clicking the desktop shortcut, or by using Start Menu>Programs. The Main Screen pops up, as shown in Figure 1. There are three different options displayed on the Main screen namely, "Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile"
Figure 1 : Main Screen
Note: Select "Open PST File" option to select the PST file from a particular location. Click "Find PST File" option to find the appropriate PST file whose location is not known to you and make use of the "Select Outlook Profile" option to select PST file on the basis of the different profiles in Outlook
Step 2: From the options available in the Main window, click the "Select Outlook Profile" option . The new window displays all the PST files associated with their respective profiles as shown in Figure 2. Select the appropriate PST file from which you want to recover lost attachments and click "Next" to go to the next step.
Figure 2 : Select PST File
Step 3: A new window to select the Scan method and the destination drive to save the recovered data, is displayed once you click "Next", as shown in Figure 3. Once you select "Normal Scan" and the destination path, click on "Repair" to start the repair process
Figure 3 : Select Scan Option and Destination Location
Step 4: Once you click "Repair", the software scans the selected PST file, and recovers lost attachments into a new PST file in the selected destination drive. All the recovered Outlook data which includes attachments are displayed as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4 : Recovered Outlook Data